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2013 ASCRS•ASOA San Francisco Daily News Monday

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www.eyeworld.org EyeWorld Daily News • The official ASCRS•ASOA San Francisco Show Daily April 22, 2013 Case-based payment could be way of healthcare future by Erin L. Boyle EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer M oving away from current fee-for-service care toward more personalized patient care using a case-based payment system could be the future of health care reform said Mark B. McClellan, MD, speaking at the Government Relations General Session titled "Physician Leadership for Health Care Reform" Dr. McClellan discussed healthcare reform for payments based on value. "If you look at what we're facing in the need for healthcare reform, there's a lot of talk about cutting costs. I know that a lot of you have felt a squeeze on the payment rates year after year after year because we haven't come up with a better approach to solving some of our health care policy problems," said Dr. McClellan, who is director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is also a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Reform In his talk, Dr. McClellan said expanded insurance coverage is likely in- Mark B. McClellan, MD, discusses healthcare reform, including value-based and case-based care, with Brock K. Bakewell, MD. continued on page 6 Science and Medicine Lecture looks at medical decision making by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Staff Writer T Edward J. Holland, MD, introduced Jerome Groopman, MD, and Pamela Hartzband, MD, who gave the ASCRS Science and Medicine Lecture. he ASCRS Science and Medicine Lecture focused on medical decision making, both from a patient and physician perspective. Edward J. Holland, MD, Cincinnati, kicked off the session. "This annual lecture honors those individuals whose curiosity and constant striving for answers have led them to investigate the larger questions that impact our day to day practice," he said. He then introduced Jerome Groopman, MD, Visualize your practice thriving with the most-deployed ophthalmic EHR. Stop by ASCRS booth 1508 to see a demo Boston, and Pamela Hartzband, MD, Boston. Dr. Hartzband said the hope was to convince the audience that understanding why experts disagree helps enable a patient to make better medical decisions. "In recent years there has been a shift," she said. "It's not just medical professionals who are dealing with these issues. Everyone is now confronted with medical advice and information through the media." She said it's impossible to turn on the television, pick up the continued on page 3 receive a FREE eBook.

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